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- Tried Held Over & Under Gore-Tex membrane rethought
- Membrane as an intelligent rain suit
- Second career as leisurewear
The Allgau motorcycle clothing manufacturer Held has with its Over & Under-Technologie has not reinvented the textile combination, but its range of uses has been significantly expanded.
We have the over & Tried out Under technology in the combination of Carese II touring jacket and Torno II touring pants.
The real highlight of Over & Under is the removable Gore-Tex membrane.
Various ventilation openings in the textile jacket ensure an individually adjustable feel-good climate.
The Gore-Tex jacket can be worn over or under the textile jacket. Sleeves with ventilation zips.
The cut of the Gore-Tex jacket is wide enough and the fit is good.
If necessary, the Gare-Tex jacket can also be worn as a weatherproof leisure jacket.
Reflective strips on the anthracite-colored surface ensure visibility. The textile jacket underneath stays clean.
The same advantages naturally also apply to the removable Gore-Tex trousers.
The long-cut Carese II jacket and the matching Torno II pants, which can be zipped together, are more aimed at touring riders with an upright seat, or enduro riders who don’t want to run wild through the terrain.
Arm and leg width adjustments ensure that there is no fluttering, and glove cuffs can be easily stowed under the sleeves.
The jacket is priced at around 600 euros, while the trousers cost a further 450 euros.
Conclusion: Over & Under is not a cheap, but a very well thought-out pleasure for everyone who wants to be equipped with a station wagon for any eventuality.
The combination is stylish and comfortable, and with the optional airbag and full protectors it is also very safe.
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Tried Held Over & Under
Gore-Tex membrane rethought
The Allgau motorcycle clothing manufacturer Held has with its Over & Under-Technologie has not reinvented the textile combination, but its range of uses has been significantly expanded. We have the over & Tried out Under technology in the combination of Carese II touring jacket and Torno II touring pants.
April 19, 2018
Even if the hero clothes are based on top and bottom, they are in the over & Under-technology plenty of brainwave and a well thought out concept.
The real highlight of Over & Under is the removable Gore-Tex membrane. Many will throw in cold coffee now, yes, in principle yes, but hero has come up with something new here. The removable membrane is made in such a way that it can be worn as an independent jacket or trousers either over or under the basic combination. The cut is so generous that the jacket and trousers fit loosely over the textile suit without being too tight. Worn under the station wagon, the membrane was not uncomfortably noticeable on our test drive, despite the necessary use of material. Functional underwear makes it easier to get on with the trousers. The connection between the membrane and the basic combination is sealed by zippers and snaps.
In dry, cool or changeable conditions, the membrane is worn under the basic suit. The membrane takes over the wind protection and warms the body. Unrestricted access to all outer and inner pockets is possible.
Membrane as an intelligent rain suit
The membrane can be worn as a separate jacket over the textile jacket.
If it rains, the membrane is removed and worn over the textile suit. Jacket and pants made of Gore-Tex reliably protect against water. Sure, a rain suit can do that too, but the membrane can also breathe and thus regulate the climate underneath. In other words: in humid temperatures you don’t sit in your own juice. In addition, the textile suit stays clean and dry. Another advantage if the textile clothes no longer want to dry on a multi-day tour.
Carese II and Torno II don’t just pamper you in adverse conditions. The built-in membrane can be completely dispensed with in the summer heat. However, pessimists can easily carry them with them with their small pack size. If it gets too hot under the textile dress, various ventilation openings on the front, back and sleeves can be opened with zippers. It gets really airy when the front zipper is also set to air inlet. So every desired draft can be set. Thanks to the large, non-slip zipper, you can do this on the chest and sleeves even while driving.
Second career as leisurewear
Optionally, the membrane can also be worn as weatherproof leisurewear.
As a cream on the ice, the removable membrane brings another delicacy with it. Elegantly cut, with its anthracite-colored surface, it can also be used as waterproof leisurewear, which in turn reduces the volume of luggage.
The long-cut Carese II jacket and the matching Torno II pants, which can be zipped together, are more aimed at touring riders with an upright seat, or enduro riders who don’t want to run wild through the terrain. Arm and leg width adjustments ensure that there is no fluttering, and glove cuffs can be easily stowed under the sleeves. The jacket is priced at around 600 euros (women from 580 euros), while the trousers cost a further 450 euros (women from 430 euros). Protectors on shoulders, elbows and knees are always installed. Protectors on the hips, tailbone, back and chest can be retrofitted. As in almost all new Held jackets, the APS airbag vest can be retrofitted (450 euros). Those who prefer it sportier will find different cut models with overalls at Held & Under technology.
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Hero Over & Under: Looks good and works great.
Over & Under is not a cheap, but a very well thought-out pleasure for everyone who wants to be equipped with a station wagon for any eventuality. The combination is stylish and comfortable, and with the optional airbag and full protectors it is also very safe.
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